Getting media attention might be easy for artists like serial killer John Wayne Gacy, whose clown paintings sold well because of his notorious crimes, or Lady Gaga, who has flat-out said in interviews that fame IS her creative concept. But what about the rest of the artist community, for whom pitching stories
In her resource article, Getting Media Attention: Tips for Pitching Stories to Journalists, Elizabeth Burke-Dain describes some of the more outrageous art exhibits she's seen. But, she points out, you need not go to extremes or create art with built-in shock value just to grab journalists' attention. Pitching stories that journalists are eager to cover depends on your ability to tie your work into topics that a reporter already feels passionately about. Check out Elizabeth's resource article for easy tactics to use in your next pitch!